Elderly Activities in Kensington and Chelsea
Companions of London understand the problems faced by older people living at home in Kensington and Chelsea. Many people can become isolated and lose touch with others living in the local area. However, there are many interesting social groups and activities throughout London for you to get involved in.
We have gathered together a comprehensive list of things to do in the Kensington and Chelsea area for seniors. If you know an elderly person who is looking for something to do in the local area, you will find lots of great ideas below.
Places of interest
If you live in Kensington and Chelsea, you will be able to visit many local places of interest. You can visit these attractions with friends and family of all ages. You will see famous music locations, film locations, original Banksy artwork. You will also see the history, the stories, the buzz of Notting Hill.
St Mary Abbots Church
St Mary Abbots Church is a undiscovered architectural gem that must be seen if you are in the area. Every day visitors from all over the world visit St Mary Abbots.
Japan House London
Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, it deepens our appreciation of all that Japan has to offer.
Kensington is a very wealthy and trendy suburb. The affluence is reflected in the numerous upper end restaurants and bars found around the place.
See Notting Hill
This is about fun, bringing Notting Hill to life, you are going to see where celebrities live, work and play.
Royal Albert Hall
The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on our stage since we opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year
Belmont Farm offers a unique opportunity for anyone, young or old, to meet, handle and feed a huge variety of farm animals. Belmont is the perfect place for Londoners to experience a real working farm, hands on.
An interesting and well designed garden, Cremorne Gardens is situated in the south of the Borough on the northern bank of the River Thames.
Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0QJ
A small park created on a former residential precinct destroyed by bombing in WW II. The gardening expertise and landscaping is evident with a balanced allocation of children's playgrounds, open space, shrubbery, shady areas and pathways.
48 Uverdale Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0SR
Holland Park is a district, the name of a street that unusually has three limbs and a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west London.
Ilchester Pl, Kensington, London W8 6LU
Kensington Memorial Park
Great open space. Room for group picnic and games. With room for quiet reflective times. Nice kiosk with hot and cold drinks and snacks. Water play area for kids.
St Mark's Rd, London W10 6BZ
The State Apartments of Kensington Palace are open to the public to visit and in 2010 were transformed into the “Enchanted Palace” exhibit.
Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
Leighton House Museum
Entirely refurbished and reopened in 2010, this dramatic 19th century building with a Middle Eastern-themed interior was once home to the artist Lord Leighton.
12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ
Natural History Museum
Opened in 1881 to display the British Museum’s natural history collection, this huge museum, housed in a rather stunning building, has had several high-tech refits since.
Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Linley Sambourne House
The house's magnificent artistic interior, with its original wall decoration, fixtures and furniture has been preserved together with many of Sambourne's own pictures and those of his friends.
18 Stafford Terrace
Victoria and Albert Museum
A decorative arts and design museum, the collections on show include fashion & jewellery, furniture, ceramics, paintings & drawings, photography, sculpture, textiles and architecture.
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
National Army Museum
The National Army Museum allows visitors to learn more about the British Army and its purpose and impact through a variety of exhibitions, covering the Army from 1066 to the present day.
1st Kensington Scout Group
A small permanent exhibition telling the life story of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout and Guide movements.
British Postal Museum & Archive
The BPMA is the leading resource for all aspects of British postal history, preserving and celebrating four centuries of the Royal Mail.
The house contains original furnishings, books, pictures and personal items of Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane, and vividly depicts their lives. The small walled Victorian garden is also open to visitors.
Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden that is set behind walls on the bank of the Thames hence its reputation as London's "Secret Garden"
Florence Nightingale Museum
Museum celebrating the life of Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Discover the woman behind the legend.
Handel & Hendrix in London
In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history's most significant musical artists. 25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frederic Handel and the place where he composed some of the world's most enduring baroque music, including Messiah.
Kensington Central Library
There are regular events for adults that happen every week or month in our libraries. We also hold a variety of special events for adults throughout the year.
12 Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX
Tel: 020 7361 3010
If you are a senior person living in Chelsea, you can take advantage of the library services available. You can find out about many social events and learning opportunities by getting in touch.
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, King's Road, SW3 5EZ
Tel: 020 7361 3010
North Kensington Library
Services include health events, computer services, book break and shared reading groups.
108 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London W11 1PZ
Tel: 020 7361 3010
At the Brompton library you can use many services including: computer services, book break, shared reading group, books in other languages, health events and reading groups.
210 Old Brompton Road. London SW5 0BS
Tel: 020 7361 3010